Shark fishing


Just step onto the black volcanic sands, face the Atlantic Ocean and try your hand at surf fishing down on the South coast of Iceland in a place called Þykkvibær. You will be fishing for Dogfish a type of shark found in the Icelandic waters, but are also known as Mud shark or Háfur in Icelandic. They reach about 100 - 120 cm in length. Surf fishing is relatively new here in Iceland, but gaining popularity every year so come and join us and broaden your horizons.

Surf fishing Tour - here's what you need to know, Our experienced guides will collect you from your accommodation in the Reykjavik area and drive you to the South coast. The tour in all takes up to seven hours.

Fishing is best in the afternoon and evening, we suggest pick-up in Reykjavik between 16:00 and 17:00.

You will need to dress warmly keeping in mind that you will be down on the coast. Hiking boots are sufficient for footwear as you won't be wading into the water at all, which is just as well as the waves can be large and unpredictable, but totally breathtaking.

All fishing gear and tackle is provided. In small groups each person will have access to two rods to increase the chance of a catch, but don't worry we do have rod stands so you won't have to hold them at the same time.

We provide delicious lamb soup and coffee which will be very welcome after having built up an appetite fishing.

This tour suits experienced anglers, beginners and even children as long as they are not too young. There is no minimum number of participants, but we can host groups up to 20 people.

PRIME TIME: May, June and July

Please contact us for any further information. harpa@icelandoutfitters.com and stefan@icelandoutfitters.com

Best regards, Stefán